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Usher striking while iron is hot with new album and single, 'DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love'

usher-concertImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosR&B stud Usher found his pop sweet spot with his will.i.am-produced smash “OMG.” Before being unseated by Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” last month it was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for weeks. Now it seems that he’s got another hit on his hands, set to burn up radios next week. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” is the first single from Versus, his forthcoming conceptual sequel to his March album, Raymond v. Raymond.

The Max Martin-produced cut boasts has a synth bass line with a serious Miami club vibe. (And Mr. 305 himself, Pitbull, is featured rapping in the blend of English, Spanish, and slang only he can only get away with.) Lyrically, this song isn’t much special. It’s simply a fun record about the DJ spinning the right tunes to get the party going.

“DJ” was released online this morning, and will be serviced to radio next Monday (July 12). For now you can hear it at his website. While the eight-track Versus hits stores August 24.  What do you think of it? Are you ready for his new album? Let us know.

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Katy Perry rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart for fifth week in a row

katy-perryImage Credit: Ari MichelsonThis is one boring week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Mostly because the first five spots in the top 10 are the same as last week’s. For the fifth straight week, Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls” tops the chart. Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna is No. 2 for it’s second week in a row. Usher‘s “OMG” holds the No. 3 spot, while B.o.B’s “Airplanes” does the same at No. 4. And Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” is No. 5.

The fun starts at No. 6, where newcomer Mike Posner creeps up a spot with “Cooler Than Me.” Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” leaps seven places to No. 7. Drake’s “Find Your Love” seems to have stalled out, dropping two places to No. 8. Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” moves up one to No. 9. And Eminem’s “Not Afraid” closes out the top 10.

Mike Posner is getting close to the top spot. Do you think the Duke grad can rise to No. 1? If not him, then who? Let us know.

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Katy Perry tops Billboard hot 100 chart for fourth week, Eminem and Rihanna collab debuts big

katy-perry-eminemImage Credit: Ari Michelson; Nigel ParryFor it’s fourth week, Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls” tops the Billboard hot 100 chart. Eminem’s second single from his Recovery effort makes a huge debut this week. His collaboration with pop starlet Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie,” opens at No. 2. Usher‘s “OMG,” slides back a spot to No. 3. B.o.B’s “Airplanes” does the same, moving to No. 4. Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire,” backs into No. 5. And Drake’s “Find Your Love” also falls a slot to No. 6.

Mike Posner’s debut smash “Cooler Than Me” moves up one spot to No. 7. Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” falls two to No. 8. Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” also slides back two places to No. 9. Jason Derulo gets his third hot 100 top 10 from his self-titled debut album. His “Ridin’ Solo” jumps up six places to No. 10.

Again, Eminem has a strangle hold of the chart. How long do you think it’ll be before he pushes Katy Perry to No. 2?

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New Justin Bieber video feat. Usher, 'Somebody to Love': Everybody dance now

somebody-to-love Last night, after sweating out about 18 buckets of Dance Dance Perspiration for a live performance of his current no. 2 hit “OMG” on SYTYCD, Usher introduced the world premiere of Le Bieber’s latest video, “Somebody to Love.”

The R&B star’s lil’ protege has so far stuck to pretty straightforward set pieces—bowling alley, rooftop pool party, Xboxing on the couch—but, perhaps in honor of his mentor, or the show on which it was bowed, he has finally gone in for some hardcore Happy Feet choreography.

Clearly, Biebs has not yet mastered the melted-butter liquidity of Daddy Usher. But who needs Fame-caliber moves when you’ve got bangs? Plus: Asian ladies with fans, stalactite lights, well-contained flames, and three dudes in fencing masks doing the standing worm. Click after the jump; it will all make sense: READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry's 'California' holds on to No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 chart

Katy-PerryImage Credit: Janet Mayer/PR PhotosThe top three spots on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart are the same as they were last week. For its second straight week, Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls” is at No. 1. Usher holds his spot, remaining at No. 2 with “OMG,” And B.o.B‘s the most successful rapper on the chart. His “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams holds on at No. 3.

Travie McCoy and Ke$ha switched spots. McCoy’s “Billionaire” jumps from No 5 to No. 4.  Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” moves back to No. 5. Lady Gaga‘s “Alejandro” moves up a spot from No. 7 to No. 6. “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz  falls back a slot to No. 7. Eminem‘s  former No. 1 “Not Afraid” returns to the top 10, moving up three spots to No. 8. The Black Eyed Peas’ “Rock That Body,” remains at No. 9. While Drake’s “Find Your Love” closes out the top 10, moving up three spaces.

The top three artists didn’t budge last week. Do you think someone will break in or fall out next week? Let us know.

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Katy Perry leads Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, Black Eyed Peas return to top 10

katy-perry-bepLike we said yesterday, Katy Perry is queen of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “California Gurls” landing at No. 1 this week. Usher gets pushed aside. His “OMG” steps back a spot to No. 2. B.o.B’s Hayley Williams-assisted “Airplanes” sits  at No. 3 again. Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” remains at No. 4.

Travie McCoy jumps into the top 10 for the first time as a solo act with “Billionaire.” It moves from No. 11 to No. 5. Singer Bruno Mars is secretly the big winner in the top 10. He’s the featured vocalist and producer on McCoy’s “Billionaire” and B.o.B’s No. 8 hit “Nothin’ On You.”

Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart” slips a place to No. 6. Lady Gaga‘s “Alejandro” also falls a spot to No. 7. After a brief vacation from the top 10, the Black Eyed Peas return with their fifth top 10 single from their multi-platinum set The E.N.D. The latest, “Rock That Body,” leaps from no. 19 to No. 9. La Roux‘s “Bulletproof” closes out the top 10, dropping from No. 8 to No. 10.

What do you think of this week’s results? Happy the Peas are back to their old ways? How long do you think Katy Perry will be at No. 1? Let us know.

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Jack Johnson's latest tops Billboard's album chart

jack-johnsonImage Credit: Hilary WalshJack Johnson tops Billboard‘s album chart this week. His latest set, To The Sea, debuts big with 243,000 copies sold. It’s the third No. 1 album of his career. Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 hops up a spot to No. 2 with 52,000 units sold. Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers slides back to No. 3, selling 45,000 copies.  At No. 4, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now holds steady selling 41,000 units.

The next two stay in the same spots they held last week. Usher‘s Raymond v. Raymond is at No. 5 with 35,000 albums sold. And Lady Gaga’s The Fame is at No. 6 with 33,000 copies sold. Carole King and James Taylor’s Live at the Troubadour jumps up two spots with 25,000 units sold. It’s No. 7.

The next highest entry on the chart is Taio Cruz‘s debut offering, Rokstarr. The album’s Ludacris-assisted lead single, “Break Your Heart” was a major hit at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. But that success didn’t lead to a decent opening week for his full album. It arrives at No. 8, selling 24,000 copies. American Idol alum Clay Aiken’s Tried & True comes in at No. 9 with 22,000 copies sold. And closing out the top 10, Ke$ha‘s Animal lands at No. 10 with 20,000 copies sold.

Happy Jack Johnson’s album came it at No. 1? Are you surprised Cruz did so poorly? Talk to us.

Katy Perry knocks Usher off No. 1 spot on Billboard's singles chart

katy-perryImage Credit: Emma SummertonStep aside, Usher. Make way for Katy Perry. Today (June 9) Billboard announced that “California Gurls,” Perry’s first single from her forthcoming album Teenage Dream, will be the No. 1 record on their Hot 100 singles chart tomorrow. It moves up from No. 2, replacing Usher’s will.i.am-produced “OMG.” This is Perry’s second No. 1 single. Her first was 2008′s raunchy “I Kissed a Girl,” which held the top spot for seven weeks.

Check back with us tomorrow for a full Billboard Hot 100 recap. Are you a fan of Katy’s Golden State anthem? Do you think “California Gurls” will stay at the top as long as “I Kissed a Girl” did?

Usher continues reign on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, while Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox underperform

usher-idolsImage Credit: Usher:Norman Jean Roy; Michael Becker/FoxFor its fourth non-consecutive week, Usher‘s “OMG” holds the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” follows behind at No. 2, where it started two weeks ago. B.o.B’s Hayley Williams-assisted “Airplanes” lands at No. 3. His former No. 1 “Nothin’ On You” falls two spots to No. 7.

Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” moves up three spots to No. 4. It’s the second top five record of her career. Taio Cruz drops a spot to No. 5 drop with “Break Your Heart,” while “Alejandro” from Lady Gaga holds steady at No. 6. La Roux‘s “Bulletproof” makes a big jump into the top 10 this week, leaving behind No. 14 for No. 8. Rounding out the top 10, Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” moves up two spots to No. 9. And Eminem’s “Not Afraid” drops from No. 9 to No. 10.

On a sour note, this season’s American Idol champ Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox failed to achieve much Billboard success with their debut singles. Of the three DeWyze cuts to debut this week, his most successful is “Beautiful Day” at No. 24. Bowersox’s “Up To the Mountain” only managed to climb to No. 57. Combined, they debuted five songs, an underwhelming showing considering the finale was last week. Last season, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert combined for nine chart entries the week after AI‘s finale.

Happy Usher’s still No 1? Are you a La Roux fan yet? What do you think about how DeWyze and Bowersox debuted? Let us know.

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Glee tops Billboard's album chart again

glee-stpGlee cheerfully leads the Billboard 200 albums chart for its second straight week. Selling 63,000 copies, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers comes in at No. 1. The Stone Temple Pilots’ first studio album since 2001 comes in at No. 2. Their self-titled set sold 62,000 units. Selling 50,000 copies, Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 moves up one spot to No. 3. Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now rises two spots to No. 4 with 46,000 copies sold.

Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond sold 35,000 copies, climbing to No. 5. Lady Gaga’s The Fame also moves up with 31,000 copies sold. Now it sits at No. 6. Last week the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street re-release came it at No. 2. This week it’s No. 7 with 28,000 copies sold. The Black Keys’ Brothers drops five spots to No. 8 with just under 26,000 units sold. Carole King and James Taylor’s Live at the Troubadour rises two slots to No. 9 with about 26,000 copies sold. Nas and Damian Marley’s Distant Relatives round out the top 10, dropping five spaces to No. 10 with 25,000 units moved.

Surprised Glee held on to No. 1 another week? Did you buy the Pilots’ latest? Let us know.

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